Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will the Democrats label King as if he does not call off plans to picket the Democratic Convention?
(a) A thief
(b) A murderer
(c) A homosexual
(d) An Uncle Tom

2. Where does King receive an offer to teach?
(a) New York University
(b) Morehouse College
(c) Dillard University
(d) Boston College

3. Who has dinner with the Freedom Riders when they arrive in Atlanta?
(a) Robert Kennedy
(b) Malcolm X
(c) Mike King
(d) Martin Luther King

4. In what state do the Freedom Riders encounter their first problems?
(a) Noth Carolina
(b) South Carolina
(c) Mississippi
(d) Georgia

5. Who does Kennedy select as his running mate?
(a) Robert Kennedy
(b) Jimmy Carter
(c) James Fox
(d) Lyndon Johnson

6. What do both candidates think will be the major issue in their presidential campaign?
(a) Cuba
(b) National debt
(c) Vietnam
(d) Civil Rights

7. What kind of army does King build?
(a) A terrorist army
(b) A guerilla army
(c) A non-violent army
(d) A violent army

8. Who is the Democratic candidate in the 1960 presidential election?
(a) Robert Kennedy
(b) John Kennedy
(c) Jackie Robinson
(d) James Elroy

9. What did Johns like to talk about in his sermons?
(a) Baseball
(b) World War II
(c) Africa
(d) Racial discrimination

10. Why did Moses drop out of graduate school?
(a) To care for his father
(b) To travel
(c) To become a Civil Right leader
(d) To care for his mother

11. Where did King's four friends go on trial?
(a) Montgomery
(b) Los Angeles
(c) New York City
(d) Jackson

12. Who was Dexter's preacher after Johns?
(a) Malcolm X
(b) Elmore Leonard
(c) Mike King
(d) Martin Luther King

13. Where do students march to in Nashville?
(a) The city clock
(b) The main train station
(c) The city hall
(d) The main bus depot

14. What does the Atlanta Female Baptist Seminary change their name to?
(a) King School
(b) The School of Fun
(c) Spelman School
(d) Rockefeller School

15. What was King given a twelve-month suspended sentence for?
(a) Traffic violations
(b) Stealing food
(c) Perjury
(d) Driving with an out-of-state license

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Robert Kennedy begin to shy away from King?

2. What do the courts accuse King of not paying taxes for?

3. What does Robinson's letter call to boycott?

4. Who is the governor of Arkansas?

5. Where did King and Coretta marry?

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